Crawl Space Vapor Barriers
Brothers Restoration, Denver Colorado
Uninsulated crawl spaces can become a real headache for homeowners. Moisture and musty odors can creep up to the first floor of the house, eventually leading to damage such as mold growth and wood/subfloor rot. Safeguard your home by having a professional damage restoration company install a vapor barrier before structural damage occurs. Brothers Restoration carries several brands of vapor barriers for any situation or storage needs. We offer free inspections and take laser measurements to ensure an accurate fit. Most projects can be completed in as little as 1-2 days.
Benefits of a professionally installed vapor barrier include,
- Lower Energy Costs
- Decreased condensation
- Lower humidity levels
- Protection of pipes from bursting
- Mold growth deterrent
- Alleviate musty smell in basement
- Increased home sale ability
- Not showing up as problem area on home inspectors report when selling, (big headache).
Types of Vapor Barriers available for installation by our crawlspace technicians.
10 Mil Husky Vapor Barrier. This recycled polyethylene plastic sheeting is a general-purpose plastic film for use in a variety of construction and DIY projects. This extra heavy-duty 10 Mil plastic can be used under concrete slabs as a vapor barrier and on top of freshly poured slabs as a curing blanket. This polyethylene liner is commonly used to cover crawl spaces and as a temporary cover for equipment and supplies.
The Husky 10 Mil vapor barrier can handle light storage and foot traffic. It is black in color and is sealed to the foundation with sealant and seam tape. This option is the economic option for preventing crawlspace moisture related issues.
20 Mi SilverBack™ Vapor Barrier. The top of the multi-layered 20 Mil SilverBack™ is a glossy white. This clean white color helps to reflect light in the crawl space and give it a pleasing appearance. The top layer is made from 100 % virgin polyethylene material to give the absolute best performance and last a lifetime.
The middle of the 20 Mil SilverBack™ houses the polyester thread reinforcement. This reinforcement has one job and that is to eliminate tearing. The grade of polyester cord is the same that is used in automotive tires to keep the rubber stable at highway speeds. The reinforcement is permanently embedded in the vapor barrier with an additional layer of molten polyethylene. This ensures the 20 Mil SilverBack will never delaminate.
The back of this vapor barrier is silver in color, which is the trademark of the SilverBack™ brand. The back layer does not have pinholes or fillers and naturally resists dangerous mold growth. This vapor barrier can handle heavy storage and foot traffic. Due to its weight, fasteners must be used to pin the material to the sides of the crawlspace walls. Sealant and seam tape is also used in the installation process. This option is ultimate in protection and durability for your crawlspace.
Brothers Restoration has the experience and products to transform your crawlspace into a clean, usable space of your home. Don’t accept a competitor bid without first calling us for your free inspection. We may be able to save you hundreds of dollars on your project. Call us today or use our new project submission tool for a ball-park estimate today.
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